Margie was born in Pasadena, California, and grew up in a conservative Republican community. Her fascination with politics was sparked by her 8th grade social studies teacher, who assigned the class Theodore White’s “Making of the President 1960.” From that book assignment was born a life-long Democrat (much to her mother’s dismay!). After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in political science, Margie moved to Boston to work for Boston Mayor Kevin White. Her two years in Boston provided a “crash course” in east coast urban politics. Margie continued her urban education with a move to New York City to attend New York University School of Law. Shortly before her graduation from NYU in 1982, Margie met her husband, Rick Lowe. At the time of their meeting, Margie had accepted a job in California, while Rick was set to stay in New York. A long-distance relationship ensued, and they were married in New York in 1984.
Margie and Rick moved to Philadelphia (Rick’s hometown) in 1985. Margie practiced law with a private firm as well as with the Law Department of the City of Philadelphia. Rick and Margie moved to Delaware County in 1992, and spent 22 years in Swarthmore. In 2014 they moved to Middletown. While her children were young, Margie took a break from her practice, and become an active volunteer in countless school and community activities, particularly the library, as well as acting as treasurer for the Swarthmore Democratic Committee for many years. Margie later returned to practice and worked in-house with Drexel University, where she served as Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. Margie retired from the practice of law in 2011.
Throughout her nearly thirty years in Delaware County, Margie has maintained a full agenda of activities, both political and civic. Her activities include two years volunteering in an elementary school library in West Philadelphia, as well as serving as a committee member and chair of the Mid-County Democratic Committee communications committee. Margie has also been active in many campaigns, including the campaigns of Bryan Lentz, Patrick Murphy, Bob Casey, various judicial campaigns and has served as treasurer for the campaigns of Leanne Kruger and for Kelly Eckel (in 2017). Margie has also volunteered to assist with election protection, as well as a poll greeter. Most recently, Margie has been actively involved in the efforts to improve oversight of the County jail, and to bring greater transparency to County government. Margie was also extremely active in all aspects of her husband’s successful campaign for the Court of Common Pleas in 2019. In March 2020 Margie will be joining the office of newly elected District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer in the position of Public Information Officer, where she will work on communications and grant writing.